Saturday, September 24, 2011

91 A Cruise along the Inside Passage Vancouver to Alaska

Seaplane landing strip and the port of Vancouver

Just returned earlier this week from our very first cruise, and I can say it will not be our last.

Just in case you don't know what
the Canadian flag looks like
didn't see any mounties.

The cabin on the last day, Ivy still
 asleep everyone else is at breakfast
all the bags are packed and this
 was the last photo on the ship.
I will break up the posts covering the trip due to the number of photos I want to put up, and then there is the back story to the trip and the photos.

This is the intro and short post to start things off with a few photos from the first day in Vancouver and one from our last.

Seaplane port with probably the largest number of seaplane operations on the planet.

On short final
Vancouver is a very scenic
 working port. 
As our first day was made up of travel from Cupertino in California to Vancouver BC where we board the ship; it meant an early start to catch a United flight to Vancouver in time for lunch, with the other members of the family whom we were cruising with.

Cousins and grandparents
 Uncles and Aunts

After lunch we took the opportunity to walk around the port city and found ourselves attracted to the waterfront operations of cruise ships departing and seaplanes coming and going.

It was a brilliant day in Vancouver with warm temps and a bright blue sky against the backdrop of lush green hills and blue water.

Seaplanes play with cruise ships

A photo from our first night at sea.

Another cruise ship departs Van

A fantastic day to start a holiday :)
After sunset day one at sea Inside Passage Vancouver Island


  1. Wonderful idea and great pics already.
    We loved our cruises - you will too.

  2. Thanks David,
    We did enjoy it and I will put up more photos from the rest of the cruise.